Why bespoke rooflights are better for period properties

Latest News Tue, Jul 9, 2024 9:04 AM

Living in a home that has a rich history can be an attractive proposition, but it can also be a bit of a headache, especially when it comes to renovation or refurbishment. Nothing is straightforward, when nothing is, well, straight! Finding a wall or a door frame that is square, or rafters that are equally spaced can present a challenge to even the most experienced builder or decorator.

A common theme among those that live in a period property is the need for a conservation rooflight that offers flexibility in its design. Rarely does a standard, off the shelf, rooflight match the requirement of a period property. Surely it makes no sense to change the roof structure of a 100-year-old building to fit the standard shapes and sizes of modern day building materials?!

Fear not! Bespoke rooflights offer an excellent solution for traditional and period style homes. You can design your roof window to exactly the shape and size that it needs to be. You can design the spacing of the glazing bars to exactly fit the wonky rafters. You can choose materials and colours that compliment the internal and external aesthetic of your home. You can achieve an appearance that blends in with the rest of the building and just looks like it was meant to be there.

This can all be achieved while introducing the functionality and thermal performance of a rooflight that you would expect to see in a modern, contemporary home, such as high specification glazing, electronic actuation, wind and rain sensors and remote control operation.

The beauty of custom rooflight design lies in the ability to tailor every detail to your precise specifications.

Considerations should be given to whether you need an opening or fixed roof window – or perhaps a combination of both. If you require an opening rooflight then some conservation rooflight manufacturers offer a range of options depending on whether you prefer manual or electric operation.

Custom roof windows also offer the ability to select glazing options that suit your energy efficiency requirements. From double-glazed to triple-glazed units, the choice of glazing directly impacts insulation and thermal performance.

The internal liner of your rooflight not only provides additional thermal performance, but also completes the appearance of the inside of the rooflight and you should always consider the use of a hard wood, rather than plastic. You should also be able to finish your rooflight in an RAL colour of your choice both on the inside and outside.

Bespoke rooflight design is an art that marries aesthetics with functionality. Your vision, material choices and the final touches come together to create a product that transforms your space. Whether you’re looking to illuminate a heritage property or infuse a contemporary home with natural light, the process ensures that your bespoke rooflight is a work of art, tailored to your exact requirements.



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